22 Sep 2005
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
By Kristina Alda [The Prague Post, 21 September 2005]
Bad luck comes in many guises, and in Prague its modus operandi can sometimes be unnervingly Kafkaesque. Such was the case with Strings of Autumn, a festival that offers a broad spectrum of both classical and crossover concerts, which used to be held at Prague Castle.